MELROSE PARK, IL – Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has received an ‘A’ grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
Gottlieb had also received an ‘A’ grade in the Fall 2015 score.
"This honor is a credit to our colleagues at Gottlieb who strive to make patient safety a top priority,” said Lori Price, president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “We are grateful for the recognition for the work that we do and we will continue to commit ourselves to promoting patient safety throughout the hospital.”
The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. It is administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.
The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in Spring 2016, including 115 in Illinois. In the state, 50 hospitals received an ‘A’ grade.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare.